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@GTWBB To Play NC State Thursday at Home

Feb. 11, 2015

Georgia Tech (14-10, 4-6 ACC) vs. NC State (13-10, 4-6 ACC) – Game 25
Date & Time Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 | 7 p.m. ET
Location McCamish Pavilion | Atlanta, Ga. 
Game Notes Georgia Tech | NC State
TV ESPN3 | Brandon Gaudin (pxp) & Angel Gray (analyst)
Live Stats Gametracker
Radio 91.1 FM WREK 
Promos First 100 fans will receive an “I Heart the Jackets” T-shirt 
Parking Available on Fowler Street, Lower deck of Peters Parking deck
Georgia Tech Links Roster | Stats | Schedule 
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The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (14-10, 4-6 ACC) wraps up a four-game homestand on Thursday when it hosts NC State (13-10, 4-6 ACC) at 7 p.m. on ESPN3. 

– Sophomore Kaela Davis’ 20.6 ppg ranks second in the ACC and she leads all ACC players in scoring in conference games with 19.7 ppg.
– Davis became the fastest GT player to score 1,000 career points after scoring 24 pts at Notre Dame. She broke the record of 55 games, scoring 1,000 points in 52 games.
– Junior Roddreka Rogers has a team-best six double-doubles after recording back-to-back double-doubles at UNC and against Pittsburgh.
– Head coach MaChelle Joseph became GT’s all-time winningest coach after the Jackets defeated Clemson on Jan. 4. She has a career record of 227-144.
– This is the 66th meeting in school history vs. NC State. Tech has won eight of the past 11 meetings. 

a win would…
– Be the 228th win of Coach Joseph’s career, making her 228-144 overall
– Be the ninth win against NC State in the past 12 meetings
– Give the Jackets a 24-42 all-time record against the Wolfpack
– Give Joseph a 10-6 record against NC State
– Give Georgia Tech its 603rd program win and put Georgia Tech at 603-571 overall over 40 years of women’s basketball

– Sophomore Kaela Davis became the 28th Yellow Jacket and fastest player at Tech to reach 1,000 points after scoring 24 points at Notre Dame. She played in 52 games – the previous record was 55 games
– Senior Sydney Wallace became the 27th Yellow Jacket to score 1,000 career points after recording 10 points against Lipscomb
– Tech’s 10 losses were to teams receiving votes or ranked in top 25 polls at the time
– In 14 wins, Tech has averaged a 18.6 margin of victory
– In 14 of Tech’s 24 games, at least one player has scored 20 points or more. In four games, two Yellow Jackets reached the 20 point mark in the same game
Kaela Davis, Aaliyah Whiteside, Zaire O’Neil and Sydney Wallace are all averaging double-figures
– Davis ranks second in the ACC with her 20.6 ppg average and 21st in the NCAA
– Davis’ 19.7 ppg in ACC play leads the conference while Roddreka Rogers’ 9.3 rebounds per game is sixth in ACC play
– The Jackets have won the rebounding battle in 17 of their 24 games and tied their opponents in rebounding in one game
– The Jackets are averaging 78.1 points per game when playing at home this season
– The Yellow Jackets have scored first in 18 of their 23 games. Georgia Tech is 13-5 when it scores the first points of the game  
– Dating back to the 2012-13 season, Tech has won 18 out of its 21 home non-conference games. Tech’s loss to Georgia was its first nonconference home loss since Dec. 2, 2012 against UGA
– The Yellow Jackets are averaging 31.2 points per game in the paint, which is 42 percent of their overall points average (74.5)

Sophomore Kaela Davis is currently leading all ACC players in points per game in conference play with 19.7 ppg. The Yellow Jackets are just one of two teams, joining Notre Dame, to have two players in the top 10 of scoring in conference games. Davis checks in at number one, while junior Aaliyah Whiteside is seventh with her 16.5 points per game average. In reounding, junior Roddreka Rogers is averaging 9.3 boards per game against conference opponents, which is sixth. 

The Yellow Jackets rank fourth in scoring offense in ACC games, averaging 70.0 points per game. Tech is hitting the offensive boards hard, averaging 16.4 offensive rebounds a game, which is third in conference games. They rank second in offensive rebound percentage with 41.3 percent.

THROWBACK to the last time they met
The Yellow Jackets face NC State at home for the second year in a row. Last year the then-ranked #23 Wolfpack defeated the Jackets, 80-73, at McCamish Pavilion. Tyaunna Marshall scored 23 points, handed out seven assists and had three steals in the loss. Tech led, 51-50, with 14:39 remaining but the Wolfpack rallied back to win. 

A pair of Yellow Jacket juniors – Aaliyah Whiteside and Roddreka Rogers – have stepped up during ACC play. As a pair, the duo is averaging 26.7 ppg and 15.4 rpg against conference foes. Whiteside is averaging 16.5 ppg and 6.1 rpg in conference play, while Rogers is tallying 10.2 ppg and 9.3 rpg. Throughout the entire season, Whiteside has led the Jackets in scoring in six games, while scoring in double-figures in 16 games while Rogers has led Tech in rebounding in 15 games, tallying double figure rebounds in 10 games. 

In every game so far this year, at least two Yellow Jackets have scored in double-figures. Five Jackets have hit the double-figure mark in three games (Loyola, Morgan State and Grambling State) while four achieved the feat against Kennesaw State, Lipscomb, Clemson, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech. Georgia Tech has four players averaging double-figures – Kaela Davis (20.6), Aaliyah Whiteside (13.2), Sydney Wallace (13.1), and Zaire O’Neil (11.2). Davis leads the Jackets with 23 double-figure games this season with Whiteside scoring in double-figures in 16 games and O’Neil in 16.

RAINING THREE’S                                             
Georgia Tech made 11 3-point shots in two games, at Loyola Chicago and Lipscomb which ranks third in the Georgia Tech record books fot 3-pointers made in a game. The Jackets have made at least nine 3-pointers in sevent games- Loyola, Morgan State, Grambling State, Minnesota, Michigan State, Alabama State and Virginia Tech. Georgia Tech is seventh in the ACC with 6.2 3-pointers made per game.

Freshman Zaire O’Neil has three double-doubles so far this season. The Jackets are 3-0 when O’Neil records a double-double, Most recently, O’Neil recorded one against Virginia Tech, scoring 15 points and leading the Jackets with 10 rebounds. She also notched one at Virginia with 16 points and 11 rebounds. O’Neil had a career day against Central Arkansas, leading the team in both points and rebounds with her first career double-double. She scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds while handing out three assists and grabbing two steals. O’Neil is averaging 11.2 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game, which rank fourth and third on the Jackets, respectively. Her 11.2 ppg rank ninth among freshmen in the ACC. 

Freshman Antonia Peresson sank five 3-pointers on the way to a career-high 17 points against Virginia Tech. The point guard, who is averaging 3.5 points per game, has taken 79 shots this season. Sixty-two of those shots have been from behind the 3-point line. Peresson is averaging 2.1 assists per game for Tech. 

fast track to 1,000 points
Sophomore Kaela Davis became the 28th Yellow Jacket to reach 1,000 career points after scoring 24 at Notre Dame. Davis scored 1,000 points in 52 career games which makes her the fastest player in GT women’s basketball history to reach the 1,000 point milestone. Dolores Bootz (1985-88) and Joyce Pierce (1991-93) both reached the milestone in 55 games. Davis is the second Yellow Jacket to achieve the feat this year for senior Sydney Wallace became the 27th Yellow Jacket to score 1,000 career points against Lipscomb on Dec. 29, 2014.  Davis currently has 1,088 points.

The Yellow Jackets are back on the road, traveling to Miami on Sunday at 3 p.m. on RSN/ESPN3. 


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